Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS18-1802: Integrated Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments
This Web site is designed to facilitate the application process for Health Departments applying for funding under Program Funding Opportunity Announcement PS18-1802.
CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2018 funds for a cooperative agreement for health departments to implement an integrated HIV surveillance and prevention program. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to implement a comprehensive HIV surveillance and prevention program to prevent new HIV infections and achieve viral suppression among persons living with HIV. In particular, the FOA promotes and supports improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV through achieving and sustaining viral suppression, and reducing health-related disparities by using quality, timely, and complete surveillance and program data to guide HIV prevention efforts. These goals are in accordance with the national prevention goals, HIV Care Continuum, and CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach.
The integration of these programs allows each jurisdiction to operate in unison and maximize the impact of federal HIV prevention funding. An integrated FOA strengthens implementation of HIP by further allowing health departments to align resources to better match the geographic burden of HIV infections within their jurisdictions and improve data collection and use for public health action.
The FOA priorities are to increase individual knowledge of HIV status, prevent new infections among HIV-negative persons, reduce transmission from persons living with HIV, and build interventional surveillance to enhance response capacity and intensive data-to-care activities to support sustained viral suppression. Priority activities include (but are not limited to) HIV testing; linkage to, re-engagement in, and retention in care and support achieving viral suppression; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) related activities; community-level HIV prevention activities; HIV transmission cluster investigations and outbreak response efforts.
Core strategies and activities include: systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate HIV data to characterize trends in HIV infection, detect active HIV transmission, implement public health interventions, and evaluate public health response; identify persons with HIV infection and uninfected persons at risk for HIV infection; develop, maintain, and implement plans to respond to HIV transmission clusters and outbreaks; provide comprehensive HIV-related prevention services for persons living with diagnosed HIV infection (PLWH); provide comprehensive HIV prevention services to reduce risk for acquiring HIV infection; conduct perinatal HIV prevention and surveillance; conduct community-level HIV prevention activities; develop partnerships to conduct integrated HIV prevention and care planning; implement structural strategies to support and facilitate HIV surveillance and prevention; conduct data-driven planning, monitoring, and evaluation to continuously improve HIV programs; and build capacity for conducting effective HIV program activities, epidemiological science, and geocoding.
In addition to implementing the core strategies and activities, applicants can enhance their programs by requesting funding to implement one demonstration project to expand high-impact HIV prevention and surveillance interventions and strategies. This funding will support implementation and structured evaluations of innovative programs or activities that are particularly novel or require additional resources for evaluation that would not normally be a part of implementing the required strategies and activities of the FOA.